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The Adaptive Management self‐assessment tool has been designed to help teams assess the extent to which they have a supportive environment for adaptive management within their country program. The self‐assessment tool helps you think about five different areas that have been identified as important for supporting adaptive management:

  • Culture & leadership
  • Dynamic teams
  • Appropriate analysis
  • Responsive implementation & operations
  • Enabling environment (for example donor funding and relationships)

The tool can assist country programs or teams to develop plans to improve the environment for adaptive management. The statements within the tool can serve as ideas of steps that can be taken to encourage adaptive management. Depending on which application option is chosen, the tool may also help uncover different opinions within the team to enable discussions about why team members may perceive things differently.